Curtis Campbell, Gleaner Writer
Radio DJ/promoter DJ Smurf is set to give back to his home community this school season through an event called the Woodford Park Unity Splash treat and stage show. According to Smurf, he decided to play a greater role in the development of the children in his community this year, because it is important to lead as an example for the youth.
The event is slated for tomorrow, and will commence at 11 a.m., followed by a stage show from 7 p.m. - 2 a.m.
According to DJ Smurf, the day event and the stage show are free entry and funds raised through other avenues on the day will assist less fortunate families from the community in financing their back-to-school expenses.
"It's not the first that this event is being held," DJ Smurf said. "But it's the first that I'm getting involved at this level. Normally mi jus help them out with some promotion and get a few artistes to come and perform. But this year, I actually donated some school supplies like books, pencils, drawing sets, rubbers, sharpeners, and so on. I also contributed financially towards the entertainment treat for the kids like bounceabout, popcorn machine, hot-dog machine, cotton-candy machine and stuff like that," he said.
DJ Smurf has partnered with Glenroy, Eugene, and other members of the Innovation Family. "They are like the youths on the corner wey a try mek a difference in the community and also trying to do something positive wid dem life. These are people wey mi grow up wid and, once dem sey anything positive, I will always give my support," Smurf said.
DJ Smurf says various companies have also been giving their support. Some of those business entities are Caribbean Broilers, Bert's Auto Parts (Camp Road), Big T Juice Company, Motor Sales, J & J Cell Phone Accessories and Repairs, and Metro Media, which is also from the Woodford Park community.
DJ Smurf who has been supporting the development of young artistes, recently produced a new rhythm call 'Ear Piece'. It features up-and-coming acts Zagga, Gge, Darrio, Cee Gee and King David. He says the stage-show element of the event will also provide an opportunity for artistes with potential from the community to showcase their talent.
DJ Smurf says he is also appealing to all the well-known artistes who are available to come out and show their support at tomorrow's event in Woodford Park.